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What You Get

ALL participants on the CCUSA program receive the following as part of their program fees:

  • Outstanding customer service from our CCUSA office
  • Face to face interview with one of our experienced interviewers
  • DS2019 form & SEVIS receipt (required for visa application) and assistance with your J-1 visa application
  • Comprehensive medical insurance for the dates you are working in the USA
  • Pre-departure orientation to prepare you for your summer adventure
  • Placement at a camp based on your camp type choice and experience/skills 
  • FREE food and accommodation during your contracted time at camp
  • 24/7 support from CCUSA whilst you are in the USA
  • Phone card 
  • Pocket money (wages) for your work at camp (see details below)
  • Memories and friends that will last a lifetime!


Your wages, also known as Pocket Money, are determined by several factors:

  • Age as of June 1st
  • Position you are hired for at camp - Counselor, Lifeguard, WSI or Support Staff
  • Which flight option you select (see details above)

The wages/pocket money is based on a 9-week contract at camp (11-weeks for participants placed at Day Camps) and is paid to you directly by your camp based on their pay periods (weekly, monthly or at the end of the summer in which case you may take pay advances). If you work longer than 9-weeks (11-weeks for Day Camps) you will be paid an additional amount per working day as follows:

  • $39 USD per day for Counselor positions

Camp Counselors, including Pre-Placed

Age / Category Pocket Money
18 Years $1335 USD
19 - 20 Years $1600 USD
21+ Years $1695 USD

Advanced Skill Level Counselors

Age / Category Pocket Money
18 Years $1435 USD
19 - 20 Years $1700 USD
21+ Years $1795 USD

Participants with specialized skills and sufficient experienced are entitled to increased pocket money. To see if you qualify, please review the Advanced Skill Level sheet.

A Fantastic Experience

CCUSA programs provide you with the rare opportunity to immerse yourself into a new culture with like-minded, outgoing people from throughout the world. Do it NOW, while you still can!

  • Broad network of Quality Camps
  • Simple and easy Online Application
  • CCUSA is a designated J1 Visa Sponsor which means we work directly with the US government
  • Competitive wages
  • Accommodation, meals, and laundry included
  • Premium Travel Insurance Policy
  • Tax Service Assistance
  • Personal Development: - build lifelong skills & enhance career opportunities
  • Informative pre-departure orientation
  • Support and advice every step of the way

Returning to Camp?

See the Returning to Camp page for details including program information, wages and more.